Graduates will apply knowledge and analytic abilities to engage in problem-solving at multiple levels—from the individual patient to the health care system.
A. Organ Structure and Function
1. Apply the principles of gross and microscopic anatomy and physiology to describe organs and organ systems.
2. Apply the principles of molecular, cellular, and genomic biology to describe the basis of tissue specificity.
3. Apply knowledge of major biochemical path ways to describe normal cell function and metabolism.
B. Characteristics and Mechanisms of Disease
1. Explain mechanisms of disease using the principles of molecular biology and genetics.
2. Describe the structural changes and physiologic alterations that underlie disease states.
3. Explain how microorganisms interact with the host at cellular, tissue, and systems levels to promote homeostasis or cause disease.
4. Describe the incidence, prevalence, and risk factors for major diseases.
5. Recognize the clinical manifestations of major diseases.
C. Healing and Therapeutics
1. Describe the role of the immune system in preventing and responding to disease.
2. Recognize reparative responses to cell and tissue injury.
3. Describe the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of major classes of therapeutic agents.
4. Select basic pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches to disease and symptom management.
D. Social Determinants of Health
1. Recognize the impact of structural and social determinants on health.
2. Describe the concept of human rights and its impact on health.
E. Health Care Resources and Delivery Systems
1. Describe the global distribution of disease and its impact on the health care needs of communities.
2. Describe the U.S. health care system, including predominant methods of insurance coverage.
F. Ethical Principles of Medical Practice and Research
1. Recognize ethical principles and dilemmas in the practice of medicine and research.
2. Describe current laws and policies that affect medical practice.